Go to literally any sports game
We now officially have major league baseball, hockey, football, basketball, and minor league soccer games happening all within walking distance. Pretty impressive. The relatively new Detroit City Football Club has given soccer lovers an outlet for their passion, while fans of the Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, and Lions stay true to their colors regardless of the outcomes. Out-of-towners love a chance to see the local teams in action, and if you’re a local who hasn’t caught a live sporting event here yet... well, what are you waiting for?
Detroit’s known for its rich spread of classic dives, like Jumbo’s, Whiskey in the Jar, or the oldest bar in Detroit, The 2-Way Inn, which has been open since 1876. We’ve got our share of creative cocktail bars as well, such as Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails, Standby, and The Sugar House. Or go to The Ghost Bar for an excuse to check out the insanely lavish interior of the Whitney. We’ve highlighted the best of the best watering holes in our Detroit bar guide -- there’s bound to be a place you haven’t tried on there, so go ahead and try it already!
Go vinyl shopping
If there’s one thing Detroit’s not lacking, it’s music addicts -- specifically, vinyl addicts. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more knowledgeable and well-rounded group of music snobs and elitists than the ones you’ll see digging through the crates at places like UHF, Hello Records, Found Sound, Peoples Records, Record Graveyard, Dearborn Music, or Stormy Records; I’d write more, but it’s a never-ending list.